ProjectWise Design Integration Readme

Requirements

Operating Systems

Unless noted, all ProjectWise servers and clients are supported on these 64-bit server operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions

Unless noted, all ProjectWise client applications are supported on these 64-bit client operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1

Virtualization Software

ProjectWise is supported for use in virtual environments, however Bentley does not certify ProjectWise on any specific virtualization software. While ProjectWise testing is regularly performed using virtualization software, the individual ProjectWise applications are tested with a focus on the operating system, not the specific virtualization software running the operating system.

ProjectWise Design Integration Server Requirements

Note: Not delivered in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3.
  • 2 GHz x64 processor or better, dual-core or multiple-processor architecture is strongly recommended
  • 8 GB of RAM or more recommended
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space for installation, plus adequate space for file storage (depending on number and size of files) if this server will host a storage area
  • Windows server operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Databases for the Integration Server (latest update or service pack is assumed):
    • SQL Server versions:
      • Microsoft Azure SQL Database (for hosted solutions)
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Oracle versions:
      • Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2)
      • Oracle Database 11g (11.2.0.4)
  • Database drivers for the Integration Server (English versions only):
    • for SQL Server:
      • SQL Server Native Client 11.0 (SQLNCLI11.DLL), 2011.110.7001.00
      • ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server (MSODBCSQL11.DLL), 2014.120.5543.11
      • ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server (MSODBCSQL13.DLL), 2015.131.4414.46 and 2017.140.1000.169
      • ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server (MSODBCSQL17.DLL), 2017.173.01.01
    • for Oracle:
      • Oracle Driver (SQORA32.DLL), 11.02.00.04
      • Oracle Driver (SQORA32.DLL), 12.01.00.02
  • Automated file processing requirements:
    • Windows Search - for full text indexing
    • MicroStation - to extract text from DGN and DWG documents
    • Adobe PDF iFilter (9.0 or 11.0, 64-bit) - to extract text from PDFs (use 9.0 on Windows Server 2008; use 11.0 on Windows Server 2012 or later)
    • MSG iFilter (64-bit) - to extract text from Microsoft Outlook messages (MSG)
    • ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service (gets installed automatically)
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
      • Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
      • SQL Server database:
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Express (installable through ProjectWise Server installer)
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Express
      • Database driver (if using ODBC connections):
        • SQL Server Native Client 11.0 (SQLNCLI11.DLL), 2011.110.7001.00
  • Up to 500 simultaneous client connections (see note below)
  • Requires a license
Notes:
  • In general, ProjectWise Design Integration Server can reliably handle up to 500 simultaneous client connections. This is not a hard limit, and performance may vary with this many connections, depending on the robustness of your hardware and system configuration. (In this case, a client connection is any user logged in to ProjectWise through one of the various ProjectWise client applications.)
  • It is recommended that you use the specific database and driver versions listed. Incremental updates are likely to work as well, but are not recommended as they have not been tested with this release.
  • Because ProjectWise Design Integration Server is a 64-bit application, you must create your ODBC datasource through the 64-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > ODBC Data Sources (64-bit)).

ProjectWise Administrator Requirements

  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 512 MB of RAM minimum
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space for installation
  • Windows server or client operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
  • CONNECTION Client
  • Requires a license

ProjectWise Explorer Requirements

  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 1 GB of RAM minimum, additional RAM recommended for adequate streaming of point cloud and raster references
  • 1.1 GB of free hard disk space for installation, additional space for the working directory (depending on the number and size of files) if the user's working directory will be on this computer
  • Windows server or client operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 - for Microsoft Office integration
  • Microsoft Excel - for ProjectWise Export/Import Tool
  • Internet Explorer
  • (Optional) A supported application (see list of applications below)
  • Revit integration requirements (if using these advanced integration features):
    • eTransmit for Revit
    • i-model Plug-in for Revit
    • a PDF printer:
      • Adobe PDF printer (versions 10, 11, DC)
      • Bluebeam PDF (Bluebeam Revu 2017 or 2018.3, Standard Edition)
      • PDF-XChange printer (version 6.0 or 7.0)
      • novaPDF (version 8 or 9)
      • Foxit Reader (version 9.x)
  • CONNECTION Client - gets installed automatically if not already installed
  • Requires a license

Supported Applications

At the time of release, ProjectWise Explorer supports integration with these applications:

Application Versions
MicroStation CONNECT Edition Update 13, 12

V8i (SELECTseries 10), (SELECTseries 4)

MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition Update 13, 12
Bentley View CONNECT Edition Update 13
ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer CONNECT Edition
AutoCAD (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
AutoCAD Architecture (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
AutoCAD Civil 3D (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
AutoCAD Electrical (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018
AutoCAD Map 3D (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
AutoCAD Mechanical (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
AutoCAD MEP (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
AutoCAD P&ID (64-bit only) 2017, 2016
AutoCAD Plant 3D (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
AutoCAD Raster Design (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Revit (64-bit only) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Revit Architecture (64-bit only) 2016
Revit MEP (64-bit only) 2016
Revit Structure (64-bit only) 2016
Microsoft Office (32/64-bit)

(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)

365 (2019/2016)
Citrix XenApp 6.5, 6.0
Notes:
  • For a more comprehensive and ongoing list of applications that are supported with both current and previous versions of ProjectWise, see one of the following documents:
  • There is no desktop integration for Bentley Navigator, however you can use the latest version of Bentley Navigator (desktop or mobile) to access documents in ProjectWise.
  • ProjectWise delivers the same level of basic integration for AutoCAD and all supported AutoCAD-based AutoCAD vertical applications. Except for AutoCAD Civil 3D, ProjectWise does not provide integration for the additional tools and commands unique to each vertical application.
  • For AutoCAD Civil 3D, ProjectWise delivers both basic AutoCAD integration and Civil 3D advanced integration.
  • ProjectWise delivers both basic and advanced integration for Revit 2016 and later.

ProjectWise Caching Server Requirements

Note: Not delivered in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3.
  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum, more recommended based on the number of client connections or if the Delta File Transfer (DFT) feature will be used
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space for installation, plus additional space for file storage (depending on the number and size of files)
  • Windows server operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Requires a license

ProjectWise Gateway Service Requirements

Note: Not delivered in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3.
  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 1 GB of RAM minimum, more recommended based on the number of client connections or if caching services are enabled
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space for installation
  • Windows server operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Requires a ProjectWise Caching Server license if this server is used to provide storage area services or caching services, otherwise no license is required

ProjectWise User Synchronization Service Requirements

Note: Not delivered in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3.
  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 75 MB of free hard disk space for installation
  • Windows server operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • ProjectWise Administrator - if installing the ProjectWise User Synchronization Service Administrator
  • No license required

Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF Requirements

Note: Not delivered in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition Update 3.3.
  • 2 GHz x64 processor or better, dual-core or multiple-processor architecture is strongly recommended
  • 16 GB of RAM minimum recommended, plus an additional 8 GB of RAM for each additional print engine installed
  • 500 MB of free hard disk space for installation, plus additional space for the working directory
  • Windows server operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • ProjectWise Orchestration Framework Service (gets installed automatically)
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
    • Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
    • SQL Server database:
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Express (installable through ProjectWise Server installer)
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Express
    • Database driver (if using ODBC connections):
      • SQL Server Native Client 11.0 (SQLNCLI11.DLL), 2011.110.7001.00
  • ProjectWise Explorer
  • ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer CONNECT Edition
  • Print engines for the types of files you want to create renditions from
  • Requires a license

Bentley i-model Composition Server Administrator Requirements

Bentley i-model Composition Server Administrator is an option of both the Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF and ProjectWise Administrator installers. These are the requirements for installing Bentley i-model Composition Server Administrator on its own computer (without Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF).

  • 1 GHz x64 processor or better
  • 4 GB of RAM minimum recommended
  • 75 MB of free hard disk space for installation
  • Windows server or client operating system:
    • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard and Enterprise Editions
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows networking configured for the TCP/IP protocol (IPv4 or IPv6)
  • Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
  • ProjectWise Explorer
  • No license required

ProjectWise Plug-in for Bentley Web Services Gateway (WSG) Requirements

Note: Now a separate download, no longer part of the ProjectWise Server installer.
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • .NET Framework 4.6.1 or later
  • Bentley Web Services Gateway 02.06.08.09 (also now a separate download)
  • ProjectWise Explorer CONNECT Edition Update 3.3

Which MicroStation Engine Can I Use?

Various ProjectWise features require MicroStation to be installed, so that the feature can use the underlying MicroStation engine. The following is a breakdown of those features, and which versions of MicroStation (or MicroStation-based application) can satisfy the requirement.

Feature Engine
Batch print (.PSET) (ProjectWise Explorer) Supported version of MicroStation or MicroStation PowerDraft CONNECT Edition or V8i
Batch print (.JOB) (ProjectWise Explorer) Supported version of MicroStation V8i
Spatial location scanning (ProjectWise Explorer) Supported version of MicroStation V8i
Background map assistant (ProjectWise Administrator) Supported version of MicroStation V8i
DGN/DWG full text indexing (ProjectWise Design Integration Server) Supported version of MicroStation CONNECT Edition or V8i
Rendition creation from DGN/DWG (Bentley i-model Composition Server for PDF) MicroStation or MicroStation-based application supported by ProjectWise InterPlot Organizer

Internet Protocol Support (IPv4 or IPv6)

ProjectWise supports the use of either Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) or Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

To run ProjectWise on IPv6:

  • You must have a fully-configured IPv6 DNS server.
  • All ProjectWise clients and servers must be part of the IPv6 network.
  • All ProjectWise clients and servers must be configured to use IPv6, by enabling the new IPv6 settings on the ProjectWise Network Configuration Settings dialog.
  • All ProjectWise servers must be configured to use IPv6, by enabling the IPv6 settings in the DMSKRNL.CFG file.
Note: It is highly recommended that you contact Bentley Professional Services to assist you if you plan on setting up ProjectWise on IPv6.